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Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy

 In most instances Fuch's Dystrophy and the appearance of gutatta, are indications of a hereditary disorder.  Since this condition is chronic in nature, there is no complete cure.  In most cases it can be controlled with special drops, and in some cases, the use of a bandage contact lens.  In very advanced progressive cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary to restore better comfort and vision.
Fuch's Corneal Dystrophy requires the use of Hyperosmotic Solutions & Ointments (many times Muro 128 solution or ointment) which can be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.  Here is some information about care and treatment of corneal dystrophies.
    Hyperosmotic solutions and ointments have a higher content of salt than do the normal tissues of the eye.  This type of product creates a gradient between the tissues of the eye and the hyperosmotic solution or ointment.  This gradient draws out excess unwanted fluids in the damaged tissues of the eye to help reduce the symptoms of inflammation, swelling and discomfort.  Hyperosmotics are expected to sting somewhat when they are first placed in the eye.
    A follow-up examination, and/or additional testing, is planned.  I have instructed my staff to schedule this subsequent evaluation or test at a mutually convenient time.  We look forward to seeing you again at that time.
    Your examination finding suggest that close attention to potential symptoms is important.  If you have been advised to follow a specific treatment plan, please follow it carefully.   Contact my office if you have questions or if unexpected symptoms persist.

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